Sunday, June 20, 2021

Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Pie

I was thinking about Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Pie the other day, and though I hadn't had it for years, so...I thought I would make one.
It's very easy, just pre cut cookie dough, and ice cream (your choice).

1 package of refrigerated precut chocolate chip cookie dough. 1 quart (or so) chocolate chip ice cream, or your favorite flavor.

Press dough onto the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 9-in. deep-dish pie plate. Bake at 350° for 12-16 minutes or until lightly browned. Personally, I took the pan out after 15 minutes, and pressed the cookies down into pie crust shape, as they had risen too high. Cool on a wire rack.

Spoon the ice cream into crust. Cover and freezer for 1 hour. Drizzle with chocolate cup syrup, if desired. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Amazing Apple Butter Biscuits!

Not only do these Apple Butter Biscuits taste great, they also smell wonderful while baking! The recipe is very easy, and quick to make...another plus.
You really should try these ASAP...really!

Without further is the recipe. APPLE BUTTER BISCUITS
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
4 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup cold butter
3/4 cup apple butter
1 tablespoon of water
In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in Apple Butter just until moistened. Add water slowly, until you get a dough consistency.
Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead 8-10 times.

Roll out to 1/2-in. thickness; cut with a biscuit cutter, or a appropriate size glass, which is what I used. Place on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake at 425° for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. If desired, serve with honey, or butter, though I used apple butter, and it was amazing!

See how easy that was?

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

First Day of Fall Soup


Looking for a way to celebrate the First day of Fall, and feed your family too? 

Try this amazing soup. It's very easy, and quick to make. 

1: Six small potatoes, cooked, and cut into pieces.
2: Twelve cherry tomatoes, sliced (long ways). 
3: One stalk of celery, chopped. 
4: One can of V8 juice. 
Once potatoes are cooked, and cut, place all ingredients into a 1 1/2 quart pot, add the V8 juice, and top off with water. salt and pepper to taste. 
Cook on medium heat until celery is tender, about 20 minutes. Enjoy 🍁

Monday, January 13, 2020

Snowball Cookies. Oldfashioned, and Delicious!

Snowball Cookies, just like your grandmother use to make, and they are surprisingly easy and quick to make, and sure to bring big smiles to many faces!

1 cup Butter,softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups finely chopped pecans
Powdered sugar for rolling.

Cream butter and sugar in medium bowl until creamy. Add vanilla; beat until well mixed.
Add flour and pecans; beat at low speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until well mixed.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 16-18 minutes or until very lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes; roll in powdered sugar while still warm and again when cool.

Be sure to let me know if you tried these, and how they turned out for you.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Grandmothers Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

Grandmothers Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

Nothing compares to the baking your grandmother did, and this Cinnamon Streusel Cake is no exception. It's a wonderful cake for a small gathering, or double the recipe for a larger one. It will certainly impress all of your guest.
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter, melted
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 egg
3/4 cups milk
1 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 9" square baking pan. Combine streusel ingredients thoroughly in a small bowl, set aside.
Cream together sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl.
Beat in egg. Stir in milk. Sift together dry ingredients, add to mixing bowl. Stir until just combined.
Spread batter in pan, and sprinkle streusel over top.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes, until batter is golden brown and center springs back when touched. Let cool, and serve to your favorite guest!

Monday, August 20, 2018

Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Pumpkin Coffee Cake

I have to tell you, this was an absolute hit when served. People couldn't get enough of it. It was even appreciated by those who did not necessarily care for pumpkin things. Ingredients:
1 1/2 Sticks Butter
1 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
2 Eggs 2 teaspoons Vanilla
2 Cups Flour
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
3 Tablespoons of Canned Pumpkin
Heat oven to 350° F. Spray or grease bottom only of a 13x9-inch baking pan with cooking spray. In small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon, and set aside. In large bowl, beat butter until creamy. Beat in sugars, and pumpkin. Gradually beat in eggs and vanilla into sugar mixture until combined. On low speed, beat in dry ingredients until combined, and pour into baking pan.
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
6 tablespoons salted butter
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
Combine the flour, sugar, butter, cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl and mix together until crumbly. Sprinkle over the top of the batter.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. .

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

War Time Victory Cakes

From the Royal Baking Powder cookbook:

During WWII, America resorted to rationing certain goods. Everything from tires to shoes to nylons were rationed, along with many edibles such as sugar, coffee, and cheese. Fuel shortages made it tough to send fresh food across the country, and many processed foods had to be shipped to our soldiers and allies. Could you imagine though, telling your kid that you can’t make their favorite birthday cake because you already used up that month’s ration of butter!

One example of just deeply the war affected those at home in the U.S. can be found in cookbooks like these, which are featured in the National World War II Museum 'Arsenal of Democracy' exhibition. Written with wartime rationing and scarcity in mind, they advised the American homemaker on ideas about how to feed their families properly without using up too many of their supplies.

Here is a Recipe for one of those War Time Victory Cakes from the Royal Baking Powder Cookbook.

1/3 cup shortening
2/3 cup sugar
1 egg, well beaten
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup light corn syrup
1 cup milk
2 cups cake flower
2 1/2 teaspoons Royal Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions: Cream shortening well; add sugar slowly, beating in well. Add beaten egg and vanilla; beat until well blended. Blend syrup and milk. Sift together dry ingredients and add alternately with liquid to first mixture. Bake in greased square pan (8 x 8 x 2 inches) in moderate oven at 350°F. about 1 hour or in 2 greased eight-inch layer cake pans at the same temperature about 30 minutes. Makes 1 eight-inch or 1 two-layer cake.
Note: Honey may be substituted for light corn syrup.